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A mint 1DS3 or a 6D?

 
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Jun 17, 2014 10:44 |  #1

I would like to hear your opinions regarding the dilemma where I can get either a lightly used (8000 shots) 1DS Mark III or a new 6D for the same price. The use of the camera would be portraits, concerts, and other non sporting events. If I look at it one way, the 6D wins because of the ISO but on the other hand 1Ds has way better AF (for general situations) and more rugged built.

What would you do?


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Jun 17, 2014 11:01 |  #2

I would do the 1Ds3 . . . I don't think the noise grain at given ISOs will be anywhere near as extreme as you might be thinking.


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Jun 17, 2014 11:05 |  #3

i just got a deal on a 1d mk3 and this camera can out shoot me any time of the wk.plus like you said, the 1d's are built like a tank and 8000 is nothing,being a full frame camera you would not gain much with the 6d a tad better iso that's about it,my pick would be the 1ds mk3.


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Jun 17, 2014 11:09 |  #4

I agree with the 1 series being amazing cameras, but that said, only get it if the build quality, fps, and focus systems benefit you. The additional costs in batteries etc for an aging series 1 camera can add up over time.




  
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Jun 17, 2014 11:10 |  #5

1dsmk3 for 6d price, I will take 1dsmk3.


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Jun 17, 2014 11:22 |  #6

6D hands down, the sensor is much better and you could yuse the better low light performance for concerts, you do not need a crazy af system for portraits either. I get by with my 6d shooting events just fine and im very happy with the ability to crank up the iso if needed.


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Jun 17, 2014 11:28 |  #7

I'd take the 1Ds3.




  
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Jun 17, 2014 11:31 |  #8

I'd probably go with the 6D simply because of the size of the 1D body. I'd think you'd want to maintain a lower profile shooting in a concert and imo it's less intimidating for portraits too.


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Jun 17, 2014 12:05 |  #9

The 1Ds3 is a wonderful camera, but I just don't want to carry that much weight. So my vote goes to the 6D. I own one, and it's also a wonderful camera in its own right.


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Jun 17, 2014 12:34 |  #10

IDs3 if I were a pro

6D if for my personal use due to weight


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Jun 17, 2014 12:41 |  #11

D 550D wrote in post #16977045 (external link)
The use of the camera would be portraits, concerts, and other non sporting events.

So basically you are shooting things where the strengths of the 1D would be of little benefit. It's just going to be a heavy brick that is stuck at ISO 3200. And I don't just mean noise, it's H extended ISO range tops out at ISO 3200.

Meanwhile, you could be using ISO 25600 on the 6D and focus with center point pretty well in the dark.


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Jun 17, 2014 12:58 |  #12

tkbslc wrote in post #16977317 (external link)
So basically you are shooting things where the strengths of the 1D would be of little benefit. It's just going to be a heavy brick that is stuck at ISO 3200. And I don't just mean noise, it's H extended ISO range tops out at ISO 3200.

Meanwhile, you could be using ISO 25600 on the 6D and focus with center point pretty well in the dark.

^ this.

As great as it would be to own a 1Ds III I can't see it really benefiting you much for what you are shooting.


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Jun 17, 2014 13:06 |  #13

tkbslc wrote in post #16977317 (external link)
So basically you are shooting things where the strengths of the 1D would be of little benefit. It's just going to be a heavy brick that is stuck at ISO 3200. And I don't just mean noise, it's H extended ISO range tops out at ISO 3200.

Meanwhile, you could be using ISO 25600 on the 6D and focus with center point pretty well in the dark.

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Jun 17, 2014 13:11 |  #14

I hate the 6D, and love the 1D/1DsMark III's, but I'm going to have to give the nod to the 6D. Being stuck at 3200 ISO max is no good unless you have some really fast lenses. The 1Ds3 is amazing in every other regard besides max ISO and screen resolution (crappy screen). If they made a 1Ds4 and just fixed those two things, that's what I'd have (don't need 12-14fps, so the 5D3 is as good as it gets for me now). I'm absolutely no fan of the diamond AF arrangement of the 6D, but the 1Ds3 feels very antique in every other way than AF.


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Jun 19, 2014 13:23 |  #15

I don't like that big 1's, so personally I would go for 6D.
Most people buy 1's for their complex healings, not for real usage of it. And really, if You do not do fast photography like sports, war photojournalism, or often in bad weather conditions, You DON'T need 1D (1Ds). 6D have better image so if You care more about picture quality - get 6D.

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